Director of Indie Sci Fi Feature Film, COSMOS.
Jere - thank you very much for checking out COSMOS, for looking into it further and for your well wishes :) They are truly appreciated, comments like these mean a lot to my brother and I and the small team behind the film. Thank you again and best wishes x
Thank you kindly, John! Thank you for giving our film a shot and for leaving such a positive and supportive comment. Really means a lot to us x
Hi Khireddine, "no-budget" refers to the industry definition of under $50k, please don't blame the article or NFS for using industry budgeting terminology
Grant. My word, thank you for such incredibly kind words! Truly. I hope we have the chance to cross paths someday, or at the very least can keep in touch via social media perhaps? Either way, thank you again and I wish you well with all your creative endeavors! :) x
Sorry for the slow response, Stefan. Really glad you enjoyed the article :) We share quite a bit of that kind of info on our social media, we also started a blog documenting the process as we were going through it (it's incomplete but we're working on it!). That can be found here: https://reeldealfilmschool.wordpress.com/cosmos/
(But to answer your questions here: the writing took about 3 months and we storyboarded the whole film ourselves - it proved incredibly valuable, as we were juggling multiple responsibilities when filming having that document to rely on was enormously important, knowing that we'd already come up with creative and compelling shot choices allowed us to move through the shots quicker and also grab extras when we knew we were covered). Please do connect with us on social media :) x
Funnily enough we started writing that article first and decided to focus on distribution instead as we felt others might find it more useful. We'd love to put that together though - we'll talk to NFS but even if they don't want to publish it we can always share it on our own blog for others to read. Really hope the current article proves useful, don't hesitate to reach out or connect with us on social media etc.